Oakland 3, Minnesota 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 2
WP: B. Zito (1-0) S: H. Street (1)
LP: J. Santana (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Oakland
- F. Thomas homered to deep left
- M. Scutaro doubled to deep left, J. Payton scored
Bot 7th: Minnesota
- R. White homered to deep left
Top 9th: Oakland
- F. Thomas homered to deep left
Bot 9th: Minnesota
- T. Hunter grounded out to second, M. Cuddyer scored
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
J. Kendall c 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
M. Kotsay cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .250
M. Bradley rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
F. Thomas dh 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .750
E. Chavez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
J. Payton lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250
N. Swisher 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .333
M. Scutaro ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250
M. Ellis 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
 Totals 34 3 7 3 1 9 12  
 Batting
2B - M Scutaro (1, J Santana).
HR - F Thomas 2 (2, 2nd inning off J Santana 0 on, 0 Out, 9th inning off J Crain 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - F Thomas 2 (2), M Scutaro (1).
2-out RBI - M Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 1, M Ellis 3.
GIDP - M Bradley.
Team LOB - 5.
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
L. Castillo 2b 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 .500
N. Punto 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
J. Mauer c 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
M. Cuddyer rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .250
J. Morneau 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
T. Hunter cf 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
R. White lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .500
P. Nevin dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
J. Bartlett ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
 Totals 30 2 5 2 3 1 8  
 Batting
2B - R White (1, B Zito); J Bartlett (1, B Zito).
3B - M Cuddyer (1, H Street).
HR - R White (1, 7th inning off B Zito 0 on, 2 Out).
S - N Punto.
RBI - R White (1), T Hunter (1).
2-out RBI - R White.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Cuddyer 2, P Nevin 1, J Mauer 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - L Castillo (1, 2nd base by B Zito/J Kendall).
 
 Fielding
E - J Bartlett (1, ground ball); M Cuddyer (1, bobble).
DP - 1 (J Bartlett-L Castillo-J Morneau).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
B. Zito (W, 1-0) 8.0 4 1 1 3 1 1 1.12
H. Street (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Santana (L, 0-1) 8.0 5 2 2 1 8 1 2.25
J. Crain 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 13.50
P. Neshek 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Pitches-strikes - B Zito 92-52; H Street 7-5; J Santana 107-72; J Crain 14-8; P Neshek 4-3.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Zito 9-13; H Street 1-2; J Santana 9-8; J Crain 2-0; P Neshek 0-0.
Batters faced - B Zito 30; H Street 4; J Santana 30; J Crain 4; P Neshek 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Randy Marsh. 1B--Kerwin Danley. 2B--Mike Everitt. 3B--Ed Rapuano. LF--Tim Tschida. RF--Tony Randazzo.
Time: 2:19.
Attendance: 55,542.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
MINNESOTA PITCHER JOHAN SANTANA HAS SEVEN STRIKEOUTS THROUGH FOUR INNINGS.

Updated on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2006 7:48 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
F. Thomas F. Thomas
3-4, 2 HR
2 RBI
 Minnesota
R. White R. White
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Tue Oct 3, 2006
Oakland 3
Minnesota 2

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